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Remembering Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert is a name synonymous with film and excellence. He was the first critic in the game to win a Pulitzer Prize and bravely fought thyroid cancer for more than decade, all while writing his indispensable column to throngs of dedicated readers. Today, he passed away at the age of 70.
Roger Ebert was no stranger to the Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2010, a Scottish company created a program that allowed Roger to "speak" with his own voice using hours of old episodes of Siskel & Ebert & The Movies and other programs he hosted. The Oprah Winfrey Show captured the first time the film critic and his wife Charlie Hammel-Smith heard his new voice. Oprah also turned to Roger for his Academy Award predictions, naturally wanting one of the most acute and polished opinions in the business. Roger was even one of the key forces behind Oprah's success.
Today,we remember one of film's most brilliant luminaries and a dear friend, as Oprah tweeted: